Shirley Louise (Williams) Lockard, 100, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 12. She was born Feb. 19, 1918 in Canton, IL to Dudley O. & Lucy (Baxter) Williams.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband H. Wayne, daughter Nancy (John) Browning, brothers Carl, John, and Gene, sisters Mabel and Roseanna, 3 nieces and 2 nephews.
Shirley is survived by her son David Lockard, Spokane, WA, son-in-law John Browning, Galesburg, granddaughters Susan (Dennis) Stieren, Joanne (Alec) Riss, great grandchildren Nathan, Benjamin, and Anna Stieren, and Connor and Caroline Riss, nieces JoEllyn Welch and Jane Williams plus several other nieces and nephews.
Shirley attended Canton schools graduating in 1936, then attended Brown’s Business College in Peoria. She married H. Wayne Lockard in 1938. Shirley worked 19 years for the Canton School District #66 as a school cafeteria cook and manager. She was a Girl Scout leader for 3 different troops and a Sunday school teacher at Wesley United Methodist Church where she was a member. Later, she transferred her membership to the First United Methodist Church of Galesburg.
Shirley and Wayne spent many happy summers at their cabin in Wisconsin and in their winter home in Mesa, AZ.
She moved to Seminary Estates in Galesburg in 2007.
Shirley was a kind, loving, practical lady. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 15 at 10:30AM in Seminary Estates Chapel, 550 E. Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg. Per her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Youth Renovation Project.